In my last post I was accused of wanting special treatment, my argument was we arent flying From LA to oz in 12 hours, we are coming from a country that has no community transmission
of Covid 19 and then spending 9-12 days at sea.
I absolutely accept people have differing views on this matter BUT I'm assuming equality means "all being treated equal?"
Below is an official complaint I've just submitted, if anyone has any advice on how I can make more noise
let me know.
I will not be arguing with those that disagree with me.
"Hello, I'm writing to lodge an official complaint.
I've just arrived via my sailing vessel from Fiji
. Three yachts left at exactly the same*time. We all know each other well, have all applied for a quarantine exemption asking for time at sea to count and remainder of quarantine time to be served on our vessels. We have all followed exactly the same procedures.*
SV Sukha (my boat) and SV Influencer sailed to Bundaberg we arrived on the 30th. We have been given no excemption, we are currently being held against our will in a quarantine facility at great expense* although we have come from Fiji
that has no community transmission
of covid and we have had three covid tests.
SV ....... literally left within minutes of us and arrived back in Australia
at the same time, they have been granted an excemption and are currently just serving the remaining 3 days quarantine on their vessel.
I ask for EQUALITY.* I am an Australian citizen , I've committed no crime yet I am locked up with two police officers at my door and being forced to pay*$3,700. While my friends who have come from exactly the same place as I are not locked up and do not have to pay*$3,700!.
I will not let this matter rest, in a country like Australia
I expect equality.
Please address this issue and please lodge this correspondence as an OFFICIAL* COMPLAINT.
Both Borderforce and the police here in Bundaberg are very supportive of this complaint, they've encouraged me to lodge an official complaint as this is not the first injustice they have seen regarding unfair treatment of Australian yachtsmen returning home.